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Use this guide for all things related to library instruction.

Library Instruction Options

Library instruction will be available virtually this semester. We will not able to visit the classes in person but are available in a variety of formats for your convenience. Click here to request instruction.  

Available instruction formats 

  • 100% - synchronous (live): Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, during class period. This allows for two-way video-conferencing, screen/app sharing, and chat messages. 
  • 50/50 - a/synchronous (portions happening live, portions happening at student’s leisure): Pre-recorded series of videos with requested content are posted to Blackboard that students can watch at their leisure before the class period. Then, during the class meeting, the librarian is available via Blackboard Collaborate to answer questions. Optional: faculty member creates a discussion thread so students can submit questions beforehand.
  • 100% - asynchronous (not live): Pre-recorded series of videos with requested content are posted and the students submit questions to a discussion board that are answered by the librarian over a designated period. Credo Information Literacy modules, which are pre-made library instructional objects, including videos, assessments, and interactive content, are embedded in course shell. To learn more, visit using the password MUfaculty when prompted. To request access to view the materials and/or to embed them in a course, complete the form that is in the middle of that page. 

Welcome! Here are some ways librarians can help!

Embedded librarians

Experienced research and instruction services specialists (AKA Librarians) are available for your information literacy needs. Embedded sessions are carefully and thoughtfully planned in conjunction with the course professor so that librarians can design instruction that supports critical thinking, addresses course assignments, and fosters information literacy in students.  Please plan ahead for your instruction needs because our calendars fill up quickly.

Research Consultations

The Research and Instruction Services team offer one-on-one research consultations.  Appointments are available HERE

Ask A Librarian
Call, email, chat or text a librarian for help! Click HERE for more info.


Information Literacy Course Modules (CREDO)


This guide contains updated information and replaces the older Information Literacy Course Module (ILCM) guide (due to that ILCM version no longer being supported or updated, and retiring as of 2017). 

Please contact Eryn Roles (, Sarah Mollette (, or Gillian Sochor ( for information about using the the ILCM in your class using Blackboard (best) or with questions about any of the information you see in this guide. 


right arrow  Click here to access the Information Literacy Course Modules using single sign on.* 

*Please note that you may first need to request access using the form below. 

How to use the ILCM

Multimedia materials can be assigned to students for a flipped classroom environment, shown as a part of face-to-face instruction, be assigned for homework or added to online classes.  The ILCM also includes discussion notes for each section that outline learning objectives, related ACRL standards, section multimedia, discussion topics, activities, and suggested readings. 

For additional information or suggestions on how to incorporate the ILCM into your classes, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Library Help

Use these links for help with library related questions and issues.

These research tutorials were developed by the database companies to help you use them more efficiently.

The Library Help page answers some common questions you may have about library services and citing sources.

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